President Truong Tan Sang suggested that the planning ministries of
Vietnam and Cambodia effectively implement the agreements reached
during their talks. He made the comments at a meeting with Cambodian
Minister of Planning Chhay Than in Hanoi on March 7.
During the meeting, Sang applauded Cambodia ’s achievements gained amid
the gloomy global economic situation, and thanked the country for
creating favourable conditions for Vietnamese investors in Cambodia .
He highly valued the effective cooperation of
ministries and sectors from both countries in the demarcation, and
marker planting on shared land border.
Sang took the occasion to extend his regards to Cambodian King Sihamoni.
Chhay Than thanked the Vietnamese Party, State and people for their
warm sentiments, especially during the funeral of late King Norodom
He said the results of the talks between
the two planning ministers will contribute to the implementation of
high-level agreements between the two countries.
Vietnam has contributed to Cambodia ’s achievements over the past
years, he said, expressing his belief that with joint effort, two-way
trade between the neighbouring countries will reach 5 billion USD by
Earlier on the same day, Chhay Than and his
delegation made a fact-finding tour to the northern province of Nam Dinh
to learn from the locality’s experience in building a new model of
They were introduced to the advantages
as well as the difficulties the province faced during the process of
implementing the model.
Nam Dinh has 96 communes
involved in the programme to build new rural areas. By the end of 2012,
the province had constructed and upgraded over 1,100 km of roads and
dredged more than 43,500 waterways.
Chhay Than valued the experience that Nam Dinh shared, especially the development of rural infrastructure.-VNA